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Cops on the hunt for serial boro bank robbery suspect

Police were looking for a suspect wanted in connection with three bank robberies in Queens. Image courtesy NYPD
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ASTORIA — Police were looking for a robber who hit banks in Elmhurst, Middle Village, Long Island City and Astoria this past year.

Authorities said the man’s crime spree began in Elmhurst, when he entered the Amalgamated Bank, at 78-01 37th Ave., July 17 at 3 p.m. and demanded cash, which he received before fleeing, police said.

The man did the same at the Chase Bank, at 74-03 Metropolitan Ave., Aug. 10 at 5:50 p.m., although in that instance the teller did not give him money, police said.

The suspect struck 10 days later Aug. 20 at an HSBC Bank, at 22-15 43rd Ave. in Long Island City, around 1:52 p.m., and again at the Chase Bank, at 29-56 Steinway St. in Astoria, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m., police said.

In both instances, he told the teller to give him money before running away, police said.

The amount of money he stole has not been determined by the NYPD.

The man is described as black and was last seen wearing a striped shirt, jeans, sunglasses and a New York Yankees baseball cap, police said.

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jonny from park slope says:
gime the money i know where you live
Oct. 27, 2012, 3:47 pm

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